Stay Still

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lyrics

You're such a brilliant little mastermind creator
(ba ba ba ba ba)
Cartwheels and drawings and stories and strange theater
(ba ba ba ba ba)
How can you never pause until your head drops on the pillow?
(ba ba ba ba ba)
The crack of dawn... a voice next to my bedside, "Hello."
(ba ba ba ba ba)

I know you need it!
Why can't you do it now?

Stay still
How can I hold you when you're moving all around?
Stay still
I'm trying to hug you but you're jumping up and down
Stay still
You won't be happy til I pin you to the ground and make you

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha (stop it!)

Ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba da da ba dup
Ba ba ba ba ba...

I fell in love with you when we were both just teenagers
(ba ba ba ba ba)
Fast forward 20 years sometimes I still feel like we're strangers
(ba ba ba ba ba)
I pull you close and suddenly there's some new task you need to take up
(ba ba ba ba ba)
And then it's you're too tired or else you just put on your make up
(ba ba ba ba ba)

I know you need it!
Why can't we do it now?

Stay still
How can I hold you when you're nowhere to be found?
Stay still
I'm trying to love you but you're trying to shut it down
Stay still
Don't you know that soon we'll both be in the ground? No time for

Unhh unhh unhh unhh unhh unhh unhh unhh
(mwah mwah mwah mwah)

Ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba da da ba dup
Ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba da da ba dup
Ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba da da ba dup
Ba ba ba ba ba...

Now you're the hardest one for me to try to sing to

I hardly recognize you as the one I used to cling to

It used to be enough to see your eyes as you embraced me
(ba ba ba ba ba)
Now your eyes are pleading with me, "how and when did you outpace me?"
(ba ba ba ba ba)

I know I need it!
Why can't I do it now?

Stay still
How can I hold you when I'm running out of town?
Stay still
You're trying to soothe me but I'm getting all unwound
Stay still
I try to close my mouth and cover up the sound, I'm crying

Ma ma ma ma ma ma ma
Mama ma
Mama ma
Mama ma
Mama ma
Mama ma
Mama ma
Mama ma

credits

from The Bischoffs LP, released February 18, 2013
Produced by Jeff Lipstein. Written by David Heatley. ©2013 all rights reserved. Performed by The Bischoffs and Jeff Lipstein. Recorded and mixed by Matt Malikowski at Dimension Sound Studios (Boston). Additional recording by Emmett Farley at WonderSound Studios (NYC) and by Jeff Lipstein at Moses Lipstein-Bell Studios (NYC). Mastered by Jeff Lipton at Peerless Mastering, Boston, MA. Assistant Mastering Engineer: Maria Rice

Jeff Lipstein on additional percussion.
Pete Galub on additional electric guitar.

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The Bischoffs New York, New York

Named after a legendary home town ice cream parlor, The Bischoffs consists of 4 Teaneck High School alumni who have known each for almost 20 years: Amit Wehle, Aaron Wolfe, Jacob White and songwriter David Heatley. The band prides itself on their raw, portable sound and the wide ranging style of songs in their repertoire—equal parts hip hop, punk and “anti- folk." Photo: Jonathan Elderfield. ... more

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